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PHP Build a Basic PHP Website (2018) Adding a Basic Form Checking the Request Method

jinhwa yoo
jinhwa yoo
10,042 Points

help me plz

help me to understand specifically..

how this code connected.. I feel confused ....
each code have a meaning of something...

but still can not realize at all....

why put this part of "if($_SERVER[]"REQUEST_METHOD"] =="POST"" ???? why put "location:suggest.php?status=thanks" ???? what about this part <?php if(isset($_GET["status"]) && $_GET["status"] == "thanks")??? help me...

<?php

if($_SERVER[]"REQUEST_METHOD"] =="POST"{ $name = $_POST["name"]; $email = $_POST["email"]; $details = $_POST["details"];

echo "<pre>"; $email_body=""; $email_body .= "Name " . $name . "\n"; $email_body .= "Email " . $email . "\n"; $email_body .= "Details " . $details . "\n"; echo $email_body; echo "</pre>";

//To Do: Send Email header("location:suggest.php?status=thanks"); }

$pageTitle = "Suggest a Media Item"; $section = "suggest";

include("inc/header.php"); ?>

<div class="section page"> <div class= "wrapper"> <h1>Suggest a Media Item</h1> <?php if(isset($_GET["status"]) && $_GET["status"] == "thanks"){ <p>Thanks for the email! I’ll check your suggestion shortly!</p>;

} else {?> <p>If you think there is something I’ missing, let me know! complete the form to send me an email!</p> <form method = "post" action="suggest.php"> <table> <tr> <th><label for="name">Name</label></th> <td><input type="text" id="name" name="name" /></td> </tr> <tr> <th><label for="email">Email</label></th> <td><input type="text" id="email" name="email" /></td> </tr> <tr> <th><label for="details">Suggest Item Details</label></th> <td><textarea name="details" id="detials"></textarea></td> </tr> </table> <input type="submit" value="send" /> </form>
<?php } ?> </div> </div>

<?php include("inc/footer.php"); ?>

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,692 Points

can you take a look at the Markdown cheatsheet link before submitting code?

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,692 Points
header("location:suggest.php?status=thanks");

this is a redirect to suggest.php. This means that a user makes a GET request to suggest.php, where a parameter of status is used to indicate that the page should thank the user.

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,692 Points
if($SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] =="POST")

this is meant to confirm that the page is running in a POST context (this will happen if the page is accessed via a <form> submit, since the form uses:

 method = "post"

). If submitted by form, the script will attempt to use the submitted data. If not submitted by form, then the page will display the form to the user.